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my old computer I gave to a friend of years ago I think has a failing hard drive, it is a seagate 500 gig standard hdd.
the system will start to run slow just looking at the desktop, I move the mouse and it is jittery and nothing responds to a left click, so I push the re-set button and it re-boots and says Disk Boot Failure insert system disk, when I look in the bios it shows (none) in the slot that the drive is suppose to be. so I let it sit for 5 mins and it boots and runs fine for 5 mins, then the same happens again, the hard drive is very hot to the touch, I know my 4 hdd's are cool when I touch them. the systems is my old Q9650 system from 2007, I gave it to him in 2009 when I built my new one. it has been running trouble free up till today.
thanks for any help. I am good with computers except hdd trouble as I have never had nor seen a hdd go bad so I don't know what to really look for. I tried a new sata cable, a new power cable and even moved it to a different sata port on the motherboard and no change.

edit: I also ran a offline disk check where it scans and fixes and recovery's bad sectors, when I run that it locks up 10% into step 4 of 5, the hard drive light goes out and it did nothing for 30 mins so I shut it down.
Edited by jlhawn - 9/14/13 at 10:55pm
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Nobody has any ideas?? headscratch.gif
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Please run a programm like Crystaldiskinfo or HDTune and look at the smart data. Is there any error or warning? What is about benchmark tests (for example with hdtune)? Is the performance how it should be?

If it gets some time recognized by the bios and sometimes not propably it could be one of the cables or the connection has some loose contact.
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it won't run long enough to perform any test, we installed a new sata data cable and a new sata power cable. he just ran the windows 7 disk and selected repair, it scanned and said found bad boot files, restart to repair, but all it did was just boot back into windows. I am not at his house right now so I have been helping him over the phone. I told him to google how to run windows 7 repair with the disk as I have never had to do it with mine or any system I have built but I know theres long step by step instructions.

thank you for your reply.
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can someone out there help me please?
I told him to just remove the drive and make his D: drive his new C: drive and install windows on it,
I am just gunna say his drive is bad and hope I am correct.
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I find it pretty sad the amount of replies I am getting here, as much as I help others on OCN and the amount of others on here that help others with their problems I thought I could get more help than what I have gotten.

Mods can delete my thread as I am not going too get any help here.
thanks for nothing everyone. later days. confused.gif
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    Sounds like classic HDD failure to me.  If there are important files on the drive, please don't run any scanning/checking/benchmarking software on it, because that will just reduce the chances of getting any data off of the drive.  Chkdsk in particular is notorious for burning out the controller chip(s) on failing HDDs during prolonged surface scans.

    If there is important data on the drive, I have a program that can image the drive quickly without getting stuck (or stopping) on bad sectors.  You will need a USB converter for the HDD, and a freezer to put the HDD and USB converter in during imaging.  Just let me know if you need to get important data from the disk, and I'll provide a download link for my imaging program. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Techie007 View Post

    Sounds like classic HDD failure to me.  If there are important files on the drive, please don't run any scanning/checking/benchmarking software on it, because that will just reduce the chances of getting any data off of the drive.  Chkdsk in particular is notorious for burning out the controller chip(s) on failing HDDs during prolonged surface scans.

    If there is important data on the drive, I have a program that can image the drive quickly without getting stuck (or stopping) on bad sectors.  You will need a USB converter for the HDD, and a freezer to put the HDD and USB converter in during imaging.  Just let me know if you need to get important data from the disk, and I'll provide a download link for my imaging program. thumb.gif

thank you for the reply and offer, he had 2 drives in the system as I told him to always backup all important data on his 2nd drive which he did
so I put his 2nd drive in my system and copied it to my external drive, then i made his 2nd drive his main C drive and installed windows and all
is good now, when I gave him the system I gave him the windows 7 pro 64bit disk that I installed on it when I built it.

so yeah the drive just died, I think he damaged the drive as a week ago he removed everything from the case so he could paint the inside,
thats why I had him do all the trouble shooting steps before replacing the drive incase he had a loose sata cable or power cables, etc.
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